O'Sullivan, Ruth Josephine

Female 1938 - 2015  (77 years)


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  • Name O'Sullivan, Ruth Josephine  [1
    Born 25 Jul 1938  Grafton, Walsh, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Baptism Crystal, Pembina, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education Masters Degree, Nursing, Law Degree, Nevada, USA 1985 
    Occupation 1986 
    Attorney 
    Medical Hypoglycemic 1989 
    Died 27 Aug 2015  Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery
    Person ID I699  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Mary and David Thomson Descendant
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father O'Sullivan, Joseph William,   b. 4 Nov 1911, Crystal, Pembina, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1975, San Lorenzo, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Walstad, Thelma Ruth,   b. 16 Jun 1920, Milton, Burleigh, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1999, San Lorenzo, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 9 Jan 1937  St Thomas, Pembina, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Taber, Thomas 
    Children 
     1. Taber, Elizabeth Ann  [natural]
    +2. Taber, Catherine Lynn  [natural]
     3. Taber, Nancy Delores  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F341  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ripsom, Theodore A.,   b. 14 Nov 1932, Albany, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 2008, Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1987  Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F342  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jul 1938 - Grafton, Walsh, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - - Crystal, Pembina, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Nov 1987 - Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Aug 2015 - Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Family Crest O'Sullivan Family Crest
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  • Notes 
    • Ruth Taber Ripsom, RN JD, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 27th in Reno, NV. Ruth was born on July 25th, 1938, in North Dakota.

      She was married to Thomas J. Taber on October 26, 1957 in Alameda, CA.

      She has lived in Reno for the past 40 years after relocating from the San Francisco Bay Area.

      She married Theodore "Ted" A. Ripsom on November 1, 1987 in Reno.

      Ruth was a devout Catholic, always trusting in the Lord. Along with prayer and devotion to God, she believed in education as a personal investment. Ruth obtained her Masters in Nursing, teaching credentials and law degree. She had a long, successful and rewarding career as a Registered Nurse, Emergency Room Supervisor, Nursing Educator and Nursing Administrator at several hospitals including: Carson Tahoe Hospital, Northern Nevada Medical Center and Washoe Medical Center. During her career she received many awards and was a member of several Boards and Committees serving the local community for the betterment of the health care system.

      After Ruth's retirement she enjoyed spending time with family and traveling with her husband Ted, who passed away in 2008, after more than 20 happy years of marriage. Despite losing her hearing, she communicated regularly with her large extended family and friends, always ending her text messages with hugs and kisses (oxox). Ruth attended church more frequently, indulged in trips to the farmers market, cheered excitedly as she watched sports in closed caption while living life out loud, and made new friends who didn't care if she could hear or not.

      Ruth leaves behind a large blended family who will cherish memories of the feisty, kind, loving, sweet, smiling, and generous woman who left far sooner than expected. Ruth's amazing spirit, love and compassion will live on in her family; her daughters, Liz Tennant (Dave), Cathy McIntosh (Ron) and Nancy Orlando; step-children; Wayne Ripsom (Deborah), Chris Ripsom (Becci). Her grandchildren and their loved ones: Heather Torres, Collin Lawrence, Tori and Tyler Tennant, Russell, James Austin, Nick, Sage, Zach, and Macie Ripsom, Kris, Mitchell, and Ryan McIntosh, Brianna Dumont, and Preston Keller, as well as her beloved great-grandchildren and their loved ones.

      Preceding her were her parents Joseph and Thelma (nee Olson) O'Sullivan, Cassie Orlando (granddaughter) and Joy and David Keller (step-daughter and step-son).

      Ruth is also survived by her siblings Jeanette, Bill and Jim O'Sullivan, and her former colleagues and friends.

      Funeral was held at Our Lady of Snows and a reception following at Rancho San Rafael Park at the Wilbur D. May Ranch House.

  • Sources 
    1. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for Ruth Josephine Taber Ripsom